A cheer-up squad of girlfriends came to help me today ...
being as the doctor has forbidden housework for 6 weeks and all
(yes, tragic, I know)
How good is a girlfriend who does your vacuuming for you?
and changes the sheets, and fixes the flower vases ....
Naturally, cake was involved, a fantastic rhubarb cake made by J,
who also brought me this absolutely adorable bluebird cup and saucer.
I know, Spoilt!!!
V and L brought me a little red felt sparrow make-it kit,
(legs still not finished)
and a sweet pincushion with birdhouse. Perfection.
L brought a big tub of fresh pumpkin soup.
That's the weekend sorted!
We found time to discuss a set of quilt blocks I made back in the 90s...
when Grown Women reverted to childhood and made teddy bears, painted teddy bears, made quilts featuring teddy bears ...
I was too slow and before the quilt was made up, I was Over It.
The blocks were put away "until I became a grandma",
and forgotten for years.
They turned up in a recent declutter, and, with the Petite Garcon coming to visit in a few months,
the time is right to finish this Unfinished Sewing Project.
Note featured grandparent teddies.
It is never too early to brainwash the child.
The layout of the blocks is sorted, now just have to buy a toning fabric to bring it into the 21st century.
I have been dreadfully spoilt over the past month, and have loved and appreciated every minute of it.
It has made it so much easier to cope with my illness and multiple surgeries;
I seem to have largely floated through this experience on a wave of love and good wishes,
and hope I will be a better person for having made this journey.
You can never underestimate the value of family and friends in your life.
I hope your weekend is Autumnly Gorgeous!